Project CARS 2 goes early
Well what do you think about this? Project CARS was only released in May remember and now we have an official announcement of the next one. Now of course this isn't a shut up shop on pCARS and let's get busy on pCARS 2 only but the timing of the news is very unlike the norm, even if we all know that a lot of sequels start their planning and pre-production shortly before a games release or a small time afterwards.
What do you think of this and what do you want to see them bring to pCARS 2 that they didn't or won't with pCARS?
No year for release for the next one, but with all the groundwork essentially done it could more than likely do a Forza Motorsport (maybe a Gran Turismo one? ) sort of development turnaround.
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Project CARS 2 has been announced already.I'm a bit mental.
I suppose that's the difference between SMS and its rivals, this crowd-funding platform they use results in them having to lay their cards out on the table so early in the production process to attract the necessary finance to finish their plans.
It's nice to see something different in a rather monotonous industry, but it does get a bit boring in just how much each small detail is then discussed in the time between now and release in comparison to other games.
Your avatar works well as a response to this.I'm a bit mental.
LMAO I'm so glad I didn't support this way early on.
Some form of rally or off road racing would be awesome, and that crazy truck racing with the jumps and stuff, more variety in the car list, track racing is solid as it is.
The support for the first game will still be strong but due to the way the games are funded it is possible they need to get the word out to get the necessary backing. It's risky and people are commenting on it being 'way early' but again like I said in the op, every developer is doing this, it's just that they don't announce it.I'm a bit mental.
Well it's either this or they let half their dev team go due to having nothing to do. The announcement is more for people who want to join WMD and get early access. Just like last time, they need to present some basic ideas as to what the finished product might be like, but that's all subject to change along the way as the community gets involved.
It's just a shame so many journalists don't 'get it'. SMS will be able to do so much more for for pCARS 1 post-launch than EA permitted them to do with Shift. I know it's not perfect but they are very focussed on getting it all sorted. It's darn hard to keep up to date with all the dev posts on the public forum and I'm not even at work!
Last edited by Ryzza5; 23/06/15 at 01:15 AM.
As true as that is you can understand why people are amazed to see an announcement for the new game so shortly after the release of the first. I understand what they are doing and why, but I also understand why people are talking about this the way they are.I'm a bit mental.
But the first one still seem's rather lacking in some areas...such as the car list. (As in only having 2-4 cars per a class)
I got the feeling that they'd keep working on the game for some time to come(2 years maybe?) then announce something.
calster, they're doing both. There are 40 staff dedicated to pC1.
There are essentially 3 options:
1. Continue supporting Project CARS 1 for 2 years.
* Don't start work on a sequel and sack 90 employees who have nothing to do.
* Make the community wait an extra 2 years for a sequel.
2. Continue support Project CARS 1 for 2 years.
* Start working on Project CARS 2 in secret.
* Invite community to join in 2 years later at Build 500 and have reduced input on the game direction.
3. Continue supporting Project CARS 1 for 2 years.
* Be open and honest with the community by announcing Project CARS 2 early.
* Allow community to play Build 001 and give feedback.
* Allow community to help shape game direction right from the start.
I hope you guys can see that option 3 is the best for everyone. Every single studio out there does much the same thing - as soon as a game launches, a large part of the team gets to work on the next project. They just don't tell you.
That said, there is no need to rush out and join and help fund pC2. If you weren't active in the first project, then honestly, don't bother. SMS have indicated that they don't need the money.
If you are interested:
* Note that there is no investment component this time.
* There are no requestable refunds.
* Sign-ups are expected to be available for 2-3 months.
* If you join as a bronze member then you should be able to upgrade your account and pay the difference after sign-ups close.
* There is an NDA on screenshots and video 'until generic cars and proper tracks are available'
* You must sign up with your real name.
* SMS will try and get alpha and beta builds (but not daily) out to console players (silver tier and higher).
The only reason WMD is back for pC2 is because SMS have openly acknowledged the benefit community members have been able to provide. They really don't want noise-makers or complainers there, so if you don't trust yourself, stay put. But don't complain 2 years later if you missed out.
Last edited by Ryzza5; 23/06/15 at 05:18 AM.
You will be getting both of those things.
I'm tempted to back them as I really enjoy the first sim. But I am put off at the moment with the £50 backing fee for the cheapest tool pack..
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I really don't see all the hate, people don't realize that many game studios do start working on sequels whilst still supporting the original game. It's just the fact that they often don't announce them this early. If the game is in development for 3-5 years, I don't see why they couldn't announce the project starting now. And like Ryan said, they do have staff for both making new content for the original game and starting on the sequel. I'm excited
I don't really see the fuss and anger, it's so frustrating seeing all this hate, Facebook is a swarm of hate.
I think the hate is mostly from just how early this was announced. People have only just settled into PCARS1, with it only being official released 1 and a half months ago. Along with the asking for money even though they claim to not need it.